Russia Really Arming-Up, Major Expenditures In Nuclear and Conventional Weaponry

Prior to 2015, Russia will spend on nuclear weapons 100 billion

The increase is in defense spending under the draft budget “demonstrates a desire to guide the country to move from words to deeds”, said yesterday the chairman of the Duma Committee on Defense Vladimir Komoyedov during government hour on this topic, reportsVedomosti .

Only to nuclear weapons plans to spend more than 100 billion rubles. 2015, noted Komoyedov. He said that the volume of planned expenditure Natsoboronu in 2013 amounted to 2.1 trillion rubles. (By 14.8% more than in 2012), in 2014 – 2.5 trillion rubles., In 2015 – more than 3 trillion.

Lenta.ru reported that the largest expenditure in the next three years will occur in the construction of a new strategic nuclear submarine Project 955 and 955A “Northwind” and the multi-purpose project 885 “Yasen” Project 636.3 diesel submarines “Varshavyanka”, corvettes and frigates, the purchase of Su -30cm and the Su-35, Su-34, as well as all types of helicopters. The current state armaments program for 2011-2020 includes upgrade of the Armed Forces of Russia, at least 75 per cent in ten years.

As noted by ITAR-TASS , in the coming years for the development and procurement of modern weapons will be spent trillions of rubles. “This is a great deal and should be used effectively to equip the Army and Navy” – said Komoyedov.

Komoyedov said that funding for the state program of armaments to 20 trillion in 2020 will, above all, for the production of new types of weapons and military tehniki.Na providing permanent housing in 2013-2015 will be spent mlrdrub 18, 4 billion rubles and 10 billion rubles; office accommodation in 2013 and 2014 – 10 billion rubles and 5 billion rubles, respectively.

“Deputies fully support the plan of the Ministry of Defense for the speedy elimination of the backlog in equipping the army and navy with the latest technology, as well as further improvement of social security of servicemen and their families,” – concluded Komoyedov.